ERIC Number: ED188855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-29
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing on the Administration of the Indian Education Act of 1972. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
On October 29, 1979, the House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education held oversight hearings regarding the new Office of Indian Education Form No. 506, used to determine school district eligibility for part A public school programs under the Indian Education Act. The fact finding hearing was prompted by mail to the committee indicating that the status of many children previously qualifying for the programs would be altered. Witness Gerlad D. Gipp, Office of Indian Education, outlined the history of the new form which was redesigned in direct response to Congressional mandates and explained the differences in the old and new versions of Form 506, to be completed by parents or legal guardians of Indian children. He noted that the form will be used to determine program eligibility and to supply information regarding the definition of Indian. He also clarified eligibility requirements in detail and noted existing eligibility abuses. (SB)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972